Strikeforce welterweight contender Tyron Woodley to open up ATT Evolution

St. Louis, MO (USA): Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley is one of the brightest rising stars in all of MMA, and is also one of the crown jewels of the vaunted American Top Team. Undefeated at 9-0, he is deemed the de facto top contender for the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Championship.

In addition, Woodley is keeping busy outside of the cage, and on December 17th, he will open ATT Evolution in St. Louis, Missouri, located at 9751 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, MO, 63119. This grand opening will keep off a three-day event that will include a charity toy drive, as well as “A Night with The Natural,” a special evening with UFC Hall of Famer and MMA legend Randy “The Natural” Couture. More information can be found at

“It’s really almost beyond words to describe how awesome it is to see all of this coming together,” stated Woodley. “Opening a gym has always been a goal of mine, and I am extremely excited to see a dream like this come to fruition.”

Doors to the new ATT Evolution MMA and Family Fitness Center will officially open for the first time on Saturday, December 17th at 12 PM noon local time. The opening will run until 5 PM. The media and the public are encouraged to attend. Vendor booths will be on display for those in attendance. Once the gym opens, Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu classes will be offered, and taught by some of the best instructors in the world. And when a gym carries the American Top Team name, quality is of the highest priority.

The next day, Sunday, December 18th, “Takedown for Toys” will take place. The doors of ATT Evolution will be open from 2-5 PM, as an open house and charity toy drive will commence. Those in need will benefit from the drive. And finally, on Monday, December 19th, Randy “The Natural” Couture will make an appearance. Happening from 6-10 PM, Couture will be launching his new book, The Last Round. He will be signing copies of his book, as well as offering photo opportunities, with those in attendance. Tickets for that exciting part of the event are $85-$100, and can be purchased over the phone at (314) 716-2186, or through email at

“It’s such an honor to have a legend like Randy appear at the ATT Evolution opening,” continued “T-Wood.” “He’s such a great guy, and the fans love him. I’m sure everyone that comes is going to have a great time.”

Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley is one of the top competitors in the 170-pound division. Making the transition from prospect to legitimate threat in 2011, the two-time Division I All-American in wrestling bested both Tarec Saffidiene and Paul “Semtex” Daley. Undefeated at 9-0 with six finishes, the 29 year-old is poised to hopefully compete for the vacant Strikeforce 170-pound belt next. In the meantime, he’ll be focused on making ATT Evolution the preeminent gym in St. Louis.

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